I thought I recall a discussion regarding propane tanks, but my search came up with nothing. I would like to fill a new propane tank I have and need to know where the best place/deal is around here to do this. I'm not interested in swapping the tank for another. Any suggestions? I live around Calvine and Elk Grove Florin, and I'm willing to go north or south of here. Thanks in advance.
Shell across the street from Walmart fills them. Most Shells do actually.
The cheapest place in town as far as I know is called Farrell gas out on Dino. If I remember right it was like 10 or 11 dollars to fill my bbq tank. I usually just go to walgreens or OSH to swap tanks but I do remember that place on Dino being very cheap.
Farrel gas I think is closed on weekends, or at least it used to. I've been there once years ago and I believe it cost $7 to fill it up. But I usually just hit up Home Depot because the times I need it are usually on weekends.
There are a couple of reasons I don't want to swap. First, I have a new tank. I know it's silly, but it's nice and clean. You never know what you get with a swapped one. Second, when you do an exchange, you don't get the 20 lbs of propane your tank holds, you get less. My understanding is that they "quietly" began not filling the tanks in an effort to save money.
I've called Ferrell gas and they are open Monday through Friday, 8 to 5. They charge $3 per gallon of propane. A 20lb tank holds approximately 5 gallons. Unfortunately, their hours don't meet my needs. I'm going to take the tank to a gas station to fill, It should cost approximately the same (so I've heard).
The funny thing is that I've never noticed the enormous propane tanks at the gas stations before. Now that I'm looking for it, they're all over. Thanks everyone!